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Overseas and Off-Campus Programs

England: London (Humanities)

Semester: Fall 2020
Offered: Every other academic year, even years
Estimated Dates: Early September - Mid December
Program Focus: Regional Area Study with Humanities Emphasis
Prerequisites: Minimum of 3.0 GPA is required.                                                                        
Housing: Dormitories
Fall 2020 Program Leader: Mark Duntley
Dean of Spiritual Life
duntley@lclark.edu, 503-768-7082

Program Design

This humanities program is based in London, England and has been developed in conjunction with IES Abroad, which will be the transcripting authority for the program.

Students will take their courses and maintain residence at Queen Mary College, located in East London. Queen Mary (QM), established in 1887, is an affiliated college of the University of London.

Students will take 12 to 15 semester credits of courses at QM. At least 8 semester credits must be in the humanities. Remaining credits may be in whatever subject students wish, as long as the course has transfer approval from the registrar.

One course (4 credits) course will be a humanities course taught by the faculty program leader.

The program also includes group travel to Scotland and points of interest in England.  Students will live in campus dormitories. 

About the Program Leader: Dean Duntley’s professional interests include spirituality and social justice, interfaith dialogue, biomedical ethics and health care allocation, moral philosophy, the history of Christian ethics, and the role of moral discourse and persuasion in social change.  He has taught graduate school courses in ethics, and undergraduate courses in religious studies and in the core program.  Dean Duntley has traveled to France, England and Scotland and has a special interest in Celtic spirituality and symbolism.  

Academics

Requirements Fulfilled: This program fulfills the 8-credit International Studies general education requirement.

Credits: Credit earned varies based on courses completed. Students may earn up to 19 credits. Overloads are not permitted. 

Curriculum:

IS 267 Moral Values in Action: Abolition, Suffrage, and Universal Health Care in England
This course surveys the fascinating development of three central social reform movements in England: the abolition of the slave trade, the right of women to vote, and the establishment of universal access to health care through the National Health Service.  The class will introduce students to the key moral ideas and controversies, and the leading moral visionaries in these movements including William Wilberforce, Olaudah Equiano, Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcet, Archibald Joseph Cronin, and William Henry Beveridge. Course readings will include biographies, autobiographies, and popular literature, along with the philosophical writings of John Stuart Mill and other important English moral philosophers.  Selected secondary sources from historians will be included, along with documentary films. The course will incorporate the city of London into our examination of these three social reform movements with visits and excursions to relevant historical sites and exhibitions in London such as the Museum of London Docklands, the Euston Road Friends House, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Royal Museum at Greenwich, Millicent Fawcett’s home on Gower Street, Emmeline Pankhurst’s home and gravesite, Buckingham Palace, the British Library, Holloway Prison, the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Wellcome Collection and Medical History Museum, the Hunterian Museum, the National Health Service London office in Westminster, and Old St. Thomas’ Hospital Operating Theatre.  Taught by Mark Duntley.

 

Additional courses will be chosen from the Queen Mary course offerings at large.  (University Prerequisites apply. Two of the courses must be in the humanities.)  Credit per course may vary – the program leader will assist with planning a full schedule. 

Cost

2019-2020 Fee Breakdown*

Total Fee (includes Tuition & Program Fee): $33,480

Tuition: $26,173

Program Fee: $7,307

Included in the program fee are room/housing, board/meals, and administrative fees. Not included are airfare, passport and visa expenses, primary insurance coverage, photographs, books, immunizations, and incidentals. 

*Fees are updated every February for the following academic year.

Stipend: Students will receive a stipend to cover the cost of meals and transportation costs not covered by the program fee.  

Estimated Airfare (Round Trip PDX to LHR): $800 - $1,500

Estimated Health Insurance Fee: $1,350.50

All students participating in overseas programs are automatically enrolled in iNext, a supplemental travel insurance program. The fee for iNext is covered in the program cost. However, students are also required to have comprehensive health insurance during their time abroad. All students participating in overseas programs, both abroad and domestic, are automatically enrolled in the College’s student health insurance program. Similar to a regular semester on-campus, students participating in overseas programs may waive enrollment in the student health insurance program if they have other comprehensive health insurance (e.g., through a parent, guardian or employer) that 1) provides coverage for them in the geographic region in which they will be studying and 2) includes mental health benefits. Click here for more information regarding health insurance & overseas programs.

Program Preparation

Application Process: This program has a dual application process. Student must first submit a Lewis & Clark Application one year before the start of the program. Once admitted by Lewis & Clark, the students will receive instructions for submitting their secondary application to IES and Queen Mary College and will receive a separate notification letter of admission.  Please keep a digital copy of your essays and other application materials as you will need to submit these similar materials to IES. Please note that this secondary application process can be as late as the semester preceding your scheduled participation.

The semester before the program, students who have been accepted will meet regularly for orientation. This orientation is meant to prepare the students for life in London by exploring literature and culture, and provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the logistical details of the program.

For more information about the application process, click here.

Travel: Students usually fly into the London Heathrow airport (LHR). From there, they will meet with the group and prepare for their 10-day excursion in Scotland.

Visa: Students will be required to apply for a visa in order to participate in this program. More information will be provided upon admission to the program.

Country-Specific Health Information: Click here to view specific health information for people traveling to the United Kingdom.

State Department Country Information: Click here to visit the State Department’s United Kingdom page.

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